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I also got a blue lampshade as I damaged one of mine, a navy sparkly River Island jumper, a blue Primark cardigan, a green scarf and a teddy for my dog to play with. That was all £14.
I went past the new charity shop on London Road but it isn't open yet. There is a sign on the door saying they can't open because of rental problems, I think the sign said.
Anyone want an Hermes Birkin handbag? Saw one in my local Mind shop yesterday. Priced at £40 and obv ‘genuine’ 😁. Actually quite a reasonable copy and at least they were not claiming it was genuine!
I've had a very energetic afternoon which started poorly and then ended in a blaze of triumph. First I walked to the Barnardo's which had shut about two minutes before I got to the door at 3:40pm, they were ushering the last customers out as I stood looking through the window rather forlornly. I then went across the road to the Oxfam shop and didn't find anything I wanted to buy. By this time I was rather fed up and spent ages inwardly debating whether to detour in order to call at the Age UK shop on the way home or not and eventually decided to do so. I got there and found a Nordicware dinosaur muffins tin on the shelf for £3.49 when they cost around £50 new so I snapped it up. I also bought a 22cm perforated tin, £2.49, as one of the other students at my cookery evening class told me that their pizza is much crisper cooked on this sort of base. This one is a very solid quality, although no brand name markings, so worth buying to try with a quiche or tart. Here are my bargains.
Scallops. A host of legends surround this, one of the loveliest of seafoods, except when overcooked. My favourite true story concerns the young lady scallop preparation worker, interviewed by the 'New Yorker' Magazine. When asked for her honest opinion of the shellfish she said "They don't have much personality".
From Patrick Anthony's International MENU Dictionary.
Fashion on the Ration coupons 2023 66 + 9 (2022 carry over) =
2021 (late joining due to ‘war work’) = 22
Alternatively, go to Kendal and head due east. Or get the Edinburgh to London train and get off halfway down...
When I moved here, I'd never visited before and had hardly heard of it. That was nearly thirty years ago. I've heard it called 'the graveyard of careers' because people move here, like the pace of life and settle down.
Some lovely bargains today, people. I have no idea whether I'd ever use a dinosaur tray should one come my way, but it radiates quality. I should think things like that become heirlooms.
Toiletries used up 27/188.
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